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CHRIS WALLACE “MANY NAMES” QUARTET
March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$22.00 – $26.00
Jeff King – tenor saxophone
Adrean Farrugia – piano
Artie Roth – bassFRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019
Doors at 7:00 p.m, Show at 8:00 p.m.chriswallacedrums.com/
The Chris Wallace “Many Names” Quartet was formed in Toronto in 2015 by drummer Chris Wallace, then a new arrival to Toronto after living for 15 years period in Edinburgh, Scotland. While in the United Kingdom, Wallace was a central figure in the Scottish jazz scene, appearing alongside international jazz starts such as guitarist Ulf Wakenius, saxophonist Julian Arguelles and vocalist Barbara Morrison. He also led two trios, both of which toured the United Kingdom extensively, appeared at major American and Canadian jazz festivals, and also released six albums. His trio NeWt was voted Scottish Jazz Ensemble of the year in 2012.
Since arriving in Toronto, Wallace has appeared with a host of Canadian jazz talent including saxophonists Alison Young and Kirk Macdonald, guitarists Lorne Lofsky, Michael Occhipinti and Ted Quinlan, bassists Kieran Overs and Roberto Ochhipinti, pianist Dave Restivo, and many others.
“Many Names” is the vehicle for Wallace’s newly composed material. Since returning home to Canada in 2014, Chris has been busy writing music inspired by his new surroundings and the vast array of musicians creating vibrant sounds on the Toronto scene. The quartet released its debut album “Somewhere Sacred” in 2017 with a line-up of Wallace on drums, Jeff King on sax, Adrean Farrugia on piano and Dan Fortin on bass. For this, their first Western Canada tour, the line-up consists of Wallace, Jeff King on sax, Adrean Farrugia on piano and Artie Roth on bass.
Tickets are $22.00 for EJS members; $26.00 for non-members/guest (plus applicable fees). Members reimbursed at the door.